Supervised Agriculture Experience
The Supervised Agriculture Experience or SAE, is the hands-on application component of agriculture education. Students with an SAE learn by doing. With help from their agricultural teachers, students develop an SAE project based on one or more SAE categories:
-Own and operate an agricultural business (e.g. a lawn care service, a pay-to-fish operation, holiday poinsettia production and sales.)
-Get a job or internship on a farm or ranch, at an agriculture-based business, or in a school or factory laboratory.
Research and Experimentation
-Plan and conduct a scientific experiment. (e.g. Determine whether the phases of the moon affect plant growth, or test and determine the efficacy of different welding methods.)
-Explore careers in agriculture by attending an agriculture career fair, or creating a report or documentary on the work of a veterinarian.